What rule governs the varying nikkud in words מִשְׁתֶּה and מִשְׁתֵּה in Megillas Ester? In Ashkenazi pronunciation this makes a difference because the first is read as "Mishte" and the second is read as "MishteY."

  • Please bring the exact Psukim, we don't know what you refer to
    – Al Berko
    Commented Dec 13, 2018 at 14:36

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When משתה is in construct state it has a tzere instead of a segol and would mean "drinking-party of" instead of just "drinking-party".

  • I believe this is the case for all masculine miktal nouns whose last radical is a ה (like מענה, מעשה, מחנה).
    – user13937
    Commented Jul 11, 2019 at 22:54

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